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"This was a brutal rape. Mr. Polk is going to prison for a long time and that is exactly where he belongs," said Tim O'Keefe, an attorney representing the victim.
HARTFORD — A South Windsor man charged with brutally raping a woman in East Windsor earlier this year pleaded guilty to charges of sexual assault, kidnapping and strangulation Tuesday as part of a plea agreement with state prosecutors.
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"We know there are going to be some layoffs. We're trying to make it as few as possible, but we do know that the budget shortfall is significant,'' the chief spokeswoman for the labor department said Tuesday.
The state labor department is considering laying off state employees and closing offices because the federal government is providing $28 million to $32 million less than expected to the state, officials said Tuesday.
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Earlier this month, snow finally left Boston, but Buffalonians aren't quite as lucky.
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) - People from Buffalo hear it all year - over the phone or while traveling: "Buffalo? Got snow there?"
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It's going to be a hot couple of days. Here's a list of cooling centers open around the state.
With temperatures expected to reach near 90 degrees Tuesday, towns around the state have opened cooling centers for the next few hot, humid days.
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Tom Brady's appeal from that original #DeflateGate discipline was heard for more than 10 hours on June 23.
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Calhoun welcomed a reunion and has helped Wiggins organize two pursuits — a playing career and college degree.
HARTFORD — Growing up in East Hartford, Doug Wiggins was a picky eater. So one of the biggest concerns he had before embarking on a number of life changes in October was whether he could stomach the food in Portugal, where he would spend eight months playing professional basketball.
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"Somebody sitting in an office in Hartford might think [Willington is] in the middle of nowhere, but to us it's everything and everywhere," First Selectwoman Christina Mailhos said.
HARTFORD — Willington residents fighting the possibility of a state police firearms training center in town turned up the heat on state officials Tuesday with a rally at the State Capitol complex.
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"I want to just go to Starbuck's and out to dinner and take a nap," Bachelorette Kaitlyn Bristowe said.
He was drafted for the reality dating show, courted the girl on national television for months while dodging elimination week after week, was the last guy standing from a pool of 25 bachelors, won the "final rose," and when he finally proposed in front of millions of viewers, she said "yes."
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Trooper First Class Kelly Grant said the internal investigation cleared the trooper.
WETHERSFIELD - A Mansfield woman is facing charges after state police say she falsely claimed she was a victim of racial profiling that led to a May traffic stop in which she received a ticket.
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One of the piles is about the size of two school buses end to end, the other a bit smaller.
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) - People from Buffalo hear it all year - over the phone or while traveling: "Buffalo? Got snow there?"
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One "whale" requests a refrigerator full of bananas, which he squeezes and tosses away while gambling.
UNCASVILLE — One high roller requests a refrigerator full of bananas that he squeezes and throws as he gambles. Another urinates against a wall. Other high-stakes players described by a pit manager at Mohegan Sun, one of the world's largest casinos, throw chairs, scream at dealers and expect rules to be bent at the tables.
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The highway was closed after the crash, and one lane was open to traffic by 9 a.m.
STONINGTON — A truck driver and his 7-year-old son died when the tractor trailer they were in struck a guardrail and a bridge abutment on I-95 Monday night, state police said
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The Hartford Courant was founded on October 29, 1764, as a weekly newspaper (The Connecticut Courant) and has never missed a publication since its inception. It's the newspaper in which George Washington placed an ad to lease part of his Mount Vernon land. Thomas Jefferson sued this newspaper for libel - and lost. And Mark Twain tried to buy stock in this paper but his offer was turned down.

The paper won the 1992 Pulitzer Prize for Explanatory Journalism for a series of stories on the flaws that plagued the Hubble telescope, and the 1999 Pulitzer Prize for Breaking News Reporting for the in-depth coverage of the tragic events of the shooting at Connecticut Lottery headquarters.

In 2013, The Hartford Courant was one of three Pulitzer Prize finalists in the Breaking News category for "complete and sensitive coverage" of the school shooting in Newtown, Conn., and for "using digital tools, as well as traditional reporting, to tell the story quickly while portraying the stunned community's grief."